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    Lyft Cars Doing Away With Pink Furry Mustache

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    The pink mustache is out. Ridesharing company Lyft has pulled the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and replaced it with a 5-inch-long pink "glowstache" that goes on the dashboard.

  • RT Will Consult With Business Community

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Last night, the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors approved moving ahead with improvements for light rail and bus service.

Cap Radio News Evening Schedule Changes Feb. 2
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

The evening schedule for Capital Public Radio News is changing Feb. 2, moving some programs to earlier slots and adding a new offering from the BBC.


Robots Could Have A New Job On The Farm
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Robots may soon be pulling weeds on Central Valley farms. UC Davis researchers received $2.7 million dollars from the USDA.


New Hotel Proposed For Sacramento International Airport
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

A five-story hotel may be coming to Sacramento International Airport, as the county Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the proposal Tuesday.


Rate Of Personal Belief Exemptions For Vaccines Declined Last Year
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

California public health data show the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children because of a personal belief has gone down this school year.


Home For Battered Women, Children Opens In Tracy
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

A new shelter to house battered women and their children has opened up in Tracy.


Walnut Grove Marina Fire Destroys 14 Boats
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

More than a dozen boats have been destroyed in a fire that began around midnight at the marina in Walnut Grove.


Regional Transit Fixes Ahead
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Light rail stations in Sacramento could be a lot cleaner and safer in the next several months.


Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.


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In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."


How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask Four Villagers To Weigh In

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course — but what did the village people think of it all?


Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.


Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

As if the drought wasn't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.


To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.


What Will New King Mean For Women In Saudi Arabia?

Melissa Block speaks with Rajaa Al Sanea, a dentist and Saudi writer best known for her novel, Girls of Riyadh. She talks about how women's rights changed and expectations for the new king.


Alabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage

Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."


Even At $30 A Barrel, Saudis Are Still Making Money On Oil

Robert Siegel talks to Amy Myers Jaffe of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management about how falling oil prices impact production.


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